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If you’re a qualified teacher or education administrator, the La Trobe Master of Education is a flexible, well-rounded degree that will help advance your career.

Tailor the degree to your professional development goals by choosing from one of our five specialisations. With options including curriculum and educational studies, leadership and management, special education, language and literacy or applied Linguistics/teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), this degree will diversify your skill-set and open the door to a broad range of career opportunities.

Add value to your current career, improve your employability, or create a pathway into an entirely new educational setting. We offer flexible modes of study so you can build your degree around your working life.

Career opportunities

Specialise in your area of interest and extend your teaching and leadership capabilities. This course equips you with skills in a range of specialist areas and depending on your major, you could find opportunities in:

  • administration
  • leadership and management
  • health education
  • nurse education
  • language and literacy
  • applied linguistics
  • classroom management and discipline
  • counselling
  • organisational change
  • student advocacy and well-being.

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Course details for local students

Master of Education

Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount:
$20,000 per 120 credit points.
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Prerequisites:
Applicants with a three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification are eligible for entry to the full two-year program. Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, Honours degree or a relevant Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for Advanced Standing entry to the one-year program. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Course details for international students

Master of Education (011412M)

Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount:
27 500
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
2 years
Prerequisites:
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements:
A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit). NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Additional information:
Completion of a minor thesis in this program provides eligibility for a direct pathway into Doctoral studies (EdD and PhD). If you complete the program by coursework, you may apply for the EdD but need to achieve a B grade average in the coursework component to be eligible for the Doctoral thesis.
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